A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Arequipa in Peru. Unique identifier: us2000arh1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arh1. The epicenter was at a depth of 92.59 km (58 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:26:08 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3157 West, latitude -16.2747 South, depth = 92.59 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 05:26:08 / September 20, 2017 @ 5:26 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Torata, Cocachacra, Lluta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km ENE of Arequipa, Peru.
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